WOMACK GENEALOGY

THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE WOMACK FAMILY ASSOCIATION

President: Walter Womack, McMinnville, Tennesee
Editor: Oscar Womack, Daylight, Tennessee
Secretary: Mrs. Clifton Wolfe, Route 14, Knoxville, Tennessee
Genealogist
: William Perry Johnson, Box 531 Raleigh, North Carolina
Treasurer: Mrs. R. L. Anderson, McMinnville, Tennessee
VOL. I, NO. 1 - JUNE 1957 - WHOLE NO. 1

"MY GRANDFATHER'S HOUSE"

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One of the early Womack settlers in Middle Tennessee was ABNER WOMACK born 1769 died about 1855. He came to Warren County, Tennessee about 1810. He built a log house near Green's Cross Roads in Warren County in 1817 in which he reared his family of 22 children, 14 of whom were named in his will as still living. This house has been moved to a location 1 mile West of McMinnville, Tennessee on Highway 70 S. by his great granddaughter, Miss Daisy Womack who is now the owner and occupant of it. It is known as "My Grandfathers House" and is furnished throughout with antique furniture such as was in use in Abner's lifetime. The picture shows the house in its present location.

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A WORD FROM THE EDITOR

However the name is spelled, we think we are all of the same parentage and are proud of the name. We are glad to undertake the publishing of this our first issue of WOMACK GENEALOGY, which we trust will be of interest to members of the family wherever they are found and that it will prove to be a means of learning more about the history and development of the family. We think our folks came from England to Virginia and on to North Carolina and from there scattered all over the country.

It was insisted by the others that I be Editor, and my total lack of experience brings my mind to Mark Twain's version of his experience as temporary editor of a farm paper and the gross errors he made, not knowing anything about agriculture. I trust, however, I shall not be as reluctant in seeing my own mistakes as he portrayed himself to be. I reluctantly accepted the honor only after having been assured of the help of other better qualified members of the staff, any one of whom is better qualified for the duties than I.

Here in Middle Tennessee is one of the sections where many members of the Womack family migrated to from North Carolina about a century and a half ago, populated the territory and many scattered elsewhere. Since some of us live in this particular "Womack" area where WOMACK GENEALOGY is being published, it may appear that we are being partial to this particular branch of the family since we are devoting so much space to this part of the family. For this we ask your kind indulgence since we happen to know more about our particular line. But we wish to assure you that we hope through the circulation of WOMACK GENEALOGY to learn from time to time more about Womacks everywhere and to publish information about the various branches of the family everywhere and to attempt to tie them together into one bond of kinship. So we trust that all of you will send in whatever data you have or ask questions that are on your minds, which will be published in Mrs. Wolfe's department giving other readers the opportunity of furnishing answers. Mr. Johnson is a professional genealogist of many years experience and will be of much help to us in our research. Both of these persons are Womack descendants and interested.

We shall attempt to list some of the Womacks that we do not know much about in hopes of learning more about them, and, of course, there are others we have not heard of that we trust will become known to us. There is Mrs. Wolfe's ancestor, Thomas, who has many descendants near here. She will have something to say about them. There are Womacks in White County, Tenn., which we have reason to think tie in with our Warren County folks. Then in Lincoln, Bedford and Moore Counties are Womacks whose early ancestry we do not know. But some of them went about 1849 to Arkansas and named the place Nashville for the capital of their home state of Tennessee, and these have multiplied and are in Ark., Texas, and so on. We know of a group around Atlanta, Texas, who spell the name "Wommack" who last year started a reunion with a large attendance under the supervision of Miss Jeane Womack. Some in East Tennessee spell the name "Womac" and in many other parts of the country the name is spelled in various ways. Then there are those in Virginia and North Carolina who remained there. On a recent trip to North Carolina I wondered why my ancestors ever left such a beautiful country. But they were following the urge suggested by Horace Greeley when he said, "Go West, Young Man!"

So in sending out this our first issue of WOMACK GENEALOGY we ask you to be generous in overlooking our shortcomings, generous in your friendly criticism and suggestions, and generous in your support so that by a concerted effort of all of us we may continue to make improvements and develop a fine magazine worthy of the Great Womack Family.

OSCAR B. WOMACK, Editor

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WOMACKS IN 1790 CENSUS

Our immigrant ancestor, William Womack (born around 1600, presumably in England), settled about three hundred years ago in Henrico County, Virginia, and is believed to be the ancestor of all Womacks in the United States today, regardless of just how the spelling of the name has been changed over the centuries. (More on the early generations of the family will appear in forthcoming issues of WOMACK GENEALOGY-Ed.) Thus the Womacks had been here for nearly a century and a half when the first federal census was taken in 1790.

The 1790 census included the thirteen original colonies, which had become states and had been admitted to the Union by 1790, namely: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia. In addition to these, there was a census taken for Tennessee, which was not admitted to the Union until 1796, and had been a part of North Carolina prior to 1790; also, one for Kentucky, which was formed into Kentucky County, Virginia, in 1776, becoming a territory of the United States in 1790 and a state in 1792. And since the taking of the census lingered on into 1791, it also included Vermont, which was admitted to the Union that year. The State of Maine is also included, although it was not admitted to the Union until 1820.

Unfortunately, of the foregoing seventeen census schedules taken in 1790, those for Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, Tennessee and Virginia were either destroyed when the British burned the Capitol during the War of 1812, or were lost in later years in the transfer of the Federal Archives from one building to another. However, since that time, a "1790 Census" has been reconstructed from tax lists for Delaware, Kentucky and Virginia. That leaves us with no official count of the Womacks living in Georgia, New Jersey and Tennessee in 1790, but we are safe in assuming that there were no Womacks in New Jersey, for the Womacks are strictly a Southern family. It is estimated that there were at least a dozen Womack families in Georgia in 1790. There were surely a few Womacks in Tennessee in 1790, but probably not over three or four families.

Eleven Womack families were listed in North Carolina in 1790, and two in South Carolina. The 1790 Census of Virginia, made up of state enumerations taken in the 1780's, supplemented by Fothergill and Naugle's Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-1787, compiled from tax lists taken in the 1780's, list at least thirty Womack families. The "1790 Census of Kentucky," made up of tax lists taken in and near 1790, listed one "Warnack" family.

It is estimated that altogether there were at least sixty Womack families living in the United States in 1790, all to be found in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky. The Womacks are truly a Southern family! Today, there are probably more than 10,000 Womack families in the United States, from coast to coast!

The preferred spelling of the name seems to have been Womack, but may be found in printed and manuscript material spelled many ways, a few of which are listed here: Wamack, Wammack, Wammock, Wamock, Warmack, Womac, Womach, Womax, Wommack, Wommoch, Wommock and Wormack. The name Womack, carelessly written, may often be misread as Warnack, Warnock, Wornack or Wornock, but must not be confused with the Warnock family, which is a family separate and distinct from the Womack family,

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Womacks in 1790 Census (continued)

A detailed listing of the Womacks in the United States in 1790 follows:

VIRGINIA:

Amelia County:

1782 tax list
1785 tax list

Josiah Wommock
Josiah Womack

6 white, 4 black.
7 white, 1 dwelling, 3 other bldgs.

1785 tax list

Thomas Womack

5 white - 2 dwellings - 2 other bldgs.

Charlotte County:

1782 tax list

William Womack

2 white, 10 black.

Chesterfield County:

1783 tax list

Isham Wormack

5 white, 0 black.

1783 tax list

Sally Wormack

12 white, 5 black.

1783 tax list

Thomas Wormack

6 white, 6 black.

1783 tax list

William Wormack

1 white, 0 black.

1783 tax list

William Wormack

8 white, 1 black.

Cumberland County:

1782 tax list

Massinello Womack

6 white - 8 black (See Prince Edward Co.)

1782 tax list
1784 tax list

Nathan Womack
Nathan Womack

7 white, 8 black.
6 white, 1 dwelling, 5 other bldgs.

1782 tax list
1784 tax list

William Womack
William Womack, Sr.

1 white - 10 black.
1 white, 1 dwelling, 3 other bldgs.

1782 tax list

William Womack, Jr.

0 white, 5 black.

Frederick County:

1782 tax list

William Womack

9 white, 6 black.

Goochland County:

1782 tax list

Richard Walmack

1 white, 0 black.

Greensville County:

1783 tax list

William Wommack

5 white, 6 black.

Halifax County:

1782 tax list
1785 tax list

Charles Wamack
Charles Womack

9 white, 17 black.
9 white, 2 dwellings , 3 other bldgs.

1782 tax list

Abraham Womack

2 white, 8 black.

Lunenburg County:

1782 tax list

Alexander Womack

1 white, 0 black.

Pittsylvania County:

1785 tax list

William Womack

0 white, 1 dwelling, 6 other bldgs.

Prince Edward County:

1785 tax list

William Womack

11 white, 1 dwelling, 1 other bldg.

1785 tax list

William Womack

11 white, 1 dwelling, 1 other bldg.

1785 tax list

Massanello Womack

7 white, 1 dwelling, 7 other bldgs.

1785 tax list

Masanello Womack

0 white, 1 dwelling, 1 other bldg.

(There is probably some duplication here in Prince Edward County, Note that there was a Massinello Womack on 1782 tax list of Cumberland Co., Va.)

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Womacks in 1790 Census (continued)

VIRGINIA (continued):

Prince George County:

1782 tax list

Burwell Wommack

1 white, 0 black.

1782 tax list

Elizabeth Wommack

0 white. 18 black.

1782 tax list

Isham Wommack

1 white, 1 black.

1782 tax list

James Wammock

1 white, 6 black.

1782 tax list

John Wommack

1 white, 6 black.

1782 tax list

Miles Wommack

1 white, 2 black.

1782 tax list

William Wommack

1 white, 0 black.

Southampton County:

1782 tax list

James Wommack

1 white, 5 black.

1782 tax list

Thomas Wommack

1 white, 1 black.

References: Data on Womacks in Amelia, Charlotte, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Frederick, Greensville, Halifax, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward Counties taken from 1790 Census of Virginia, published 1908 by U.S. Census Bureau. Data on Womacks in Goochland, Lunenburg, Prince George and Southampton Counties taken from Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-1787, Other than those published by the U. S. Census Bureau, published 1940 by Augusta B. Fothergill and John Mark Naugle.

 

NORTH CAROLINA:

Caswell County:

1790 tax list

Abram Womack

Caswell District

1790 tax list

John Womack

St. Luke's District

Chatham County:

Britain Warmack

2 white males over 16, including head of family
3 white males under 16
6 white females
2 slaves

John Wormack

3 white males over 16, including head of family
3 white males under 16
5 white females
8 slaves

Cumberland County:

Benjamin Wammock

2 white males over 16, including head of family
2 white males under 16
4 white females
7 slaves

Lincoln County:

Abner Womac

1 white male over 16, including head of family
1 white male under 16
2 white females

Abr'm. Womac

3 white males over 16, including head of family
2 white females

Rowan County:

Abraham Womack

1 white male over 16, including head of family
1 white male under 16
4 white females

Archabeld Womack

1 white male over 16, including head of family
2 white females

Richard Wormack

1 white male over 16, including head of family
1 white male under 16
4 white females

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Womacks in 1790 Census (continued)

NORTH CAROLINA (continued):

Rutherford County:

Louisa Womack

2 white males over 16, including head of family
4 white males under 16
1 white female

Reference: 1790 Census of North Carolinas, published 1905 by Walter Clark, Chief justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina - Volume XXVI of The State Records of North Carolina.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA:

Ninety-Six District, Pendleton County:

Jacob Womack

5 white males over 16, including head of family
2 white males under 16
5 white females

Ninety-Six District, Spartanburgh County:

Abner Wamock

1 white male over 16,including head of family
1 white female

Reference: 1790 Census of South Carolina, published 1908 by the U.S .Bureau of the Census.

 

GEORGIA:

There is no official record of the Womacks in Georgia in 1790, but it is estimated that there were at least a dozen families there at that time. Among the Womacks known to have settled in Georgia prior to 1790 are Abraham, Alexander, David, Jesse, John, Richard and William.

 

TENNESSEE:

There is no official record of the Womacks in Tennessee in 1790, but it is estimated that there were probably three or four families there at that time (names not known at this writing).

 

KENTUCKY:

The "1790 Census of Kentucky," reconstructed from tax lists taken in and near the year 1790, lists a Michal "Warnack" on the 1789 tax list of Fayette County, Kentucky. (He may be a member of the Warnock family rather than of our Womack family.)

Reference: First Census of Kentucky, 1790 by Heinemann and Brumbaugh.

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WOMACK LAND GRANTS IN NORTH CAROLINA

All the land in North Carolina once belonged to the State (to the Crown in colonial days), but most of it has been granted the past three hundred years, a few acres at a time, to those settlers who applied for it and paid the required fee of a few cents per acre.

There is a total of nearly a quarter of a million land grants on record in the Land Grant Office, Raleigh, North Carolina, ranging in size from a fraction of an acre to several thousand acres, but averaging between 100 and 150 acres per grant. Of the 32 million acres in North Carolina, 28 million acres were privately owned in 1950, and 4 million acres were public lands. The tillable and habitable acreage-the 28 million acres--was all taken up generations ago.

A search through the files at the Land Grant Office revealed that between 1760 and 1910 three dozen grants were issued to various members of the Womack family. Womacks obtained land grants in the following counties:

Burke County (George and William T. Womack)
Caswell County (John Womack)
Chatham County (Abraham, James and John Womack)
Cumberland County (Benjamin Womack)
Halifax County (Carter Womack)
Harnett County (Jerry Womack)
Johnston County (William Womack)
Macon County (A. Womack)
Moore County (Brittain and John Womack)
Orange County (Jacob Womack)
Person County (John Womack)
Polk County (W. W. Womack)
Rowan County (Abram Womack)
Rutherford County (Abner and Anderson Womack)
Wake County (William Womack)
Washington County (Tenn.-Jacob Womack)

A detailed listing of the Womack land grants in North Carolina appears below:

Burke County, File No. 3968 . George Womack - 150 acres. Entry No. 6459 - 150 acres - "Lying on a Small Creek Cald. Jonses Creek the Waters of South Muddy Creek Lying between the Lines of Alexander Long & John Hamby. Entered 16th day of August 1815." Grant No, 3730 - 150 acres. "Lying on Jonses Creek waters of south muddy Creek," adj. Hamly and Long, Hamby, crossing the creek. Surveyed 20 June 1816. Chain carriers: Benjm. Earwood and George Wamack. Grant issued 7 Sept, 1816. Recorded in Book 130, page 152.

Burke County, File No. 5587 - William T. Womack - 100 acres. Entry No. 13848 - 100 acres. "Lying on Oneals branch Joining George Corpening & Henry Oneal. Entered 23rd of May 1844." Grant No. 6214 - 100 acres. "Lying on Oneels branch Joining land of Hery Oneels," adj. Britton, McElrath. Surveyed 31 Sept,

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WOMACK LAND GRANTS IN NORTH CAROLINA (continued)

1848. Chain carriers: H. R. Ramsey and Calvin J. C. Womack. Grant issued 30 Dec. 1848. Recorded in Book 154, page 440.

Caswell County, File No. 25 - John Womack as guardian of John Tapley - 100 acres. Entry No. 15 - 100 acres. "On the waters of Flatt River Joining the line of the Said orphan." Entered 9 June 1778. Grant No. 25 - 100 acres. "On the waters of Flat River beginning at a hickory John Tapleys corner." adj. Henry Ford. Surveyed 16 June 1778. Chain carriers: Josiah Reese and Robert Dickins. Grant issued 3 March 1779. Recorded in Book 35, page 25.

Caswell County, File No. 620 - John Womack - 200 acres. Entry No. 470 - 200 acres. "Lying on the waters of Grices Creek Including his Improvement bought of John Holsenback." Entered 8 Dec. 1778. Grant No. 525 - 200 acres. "On the waters of Grices Creek." adj. David Mitchel, Daniel Brown, David Hearndon. Surveyed 12 May 1779. Chain carriers: Danl. Brown and William Carron. Grant issued 13 Oct. 1783. Recorded in Book 54, page 329.

Caswell County, File No. 662 - Robert Dickins and John Womack - 640 acres. Entry No. 869 - 640 acres. "On Dish Water Joining the lines of Jno. Holoway, James Archdeacon & others." Entered 28 of -- 1779. Grant No. 660 - 640 acres. "On the Waters of Dishwater and Castle Creek," adj. Yancey Bailey, Thomas Douglass, Seth Moore, Charles Bostick, John Holloway. Surveyed 25 March 1781. Chain carriers: Hayden Pryor and Moses Streett. Grant issued 10 Nov. 1784. Recorded in Book 56, page 46.

Caswell County, File No. 730 - John Womack - 640 acres. Entry No. 868 - 640 acres. "On both sides of flatt River & Dry Creek Joining the lines of Foard, McNeel & others Including the Plantation where he now lives." Entered 28 July 1779. Grant No. 728 - 640 acres. On the waters of Flat River and Dry Creek, adj. John Paine, William Norrell, Henry Norsworthy, Robert Dickins, William Rankin. Surveyed 30 Jan. 1783. Chain carriers: Shadrack Hargess and Richd. Aldy. Grant issued 10 Nov. 1784. Recorded in Book 56, page 70.

Caswell County, File No. 732 - John Womack - 93 acres. Entry No. 449 - 100 acres. "Joining the lines of John Tapley and Robert Dickins On Masons Branch of Flatt River." Entered 1 Oct. 1778. Grant No. 730 - 93 acres. On Mason's Branch of Flatt River, adj. sd. Womack's line, William Norrell Norsworthy, Shadrack Hargess, Robert Dickins. Surveyed 30 Jane 1783. Chain carriers: Shadrick Hargiss and Richd. Aldy. Grant issued 10 Nov. 1784. Recorded in Book 56, page 70.

Caswell County, File No. 858 - John Womack - 260 acres. Entry No. 288 - 260 acres. Adjoining Isiah Blackwell and the land entered by Jno. Hollaway on both sides of Dishwater Creek. Entered 8 Dec. 1778. Grant No. 856 - 260 acres. On the mill and Dishwater Creek, adj. Josiah Blackwell, Moses Street, John Holoway. Surveyed 25 March 1781. Chain carriers: Hayden Pryor and Moses Street. Grant issued 10 Nov. 1784. Recorded in Book 56, page 111.

Chatham County, File No. 57 - Abraham Wammock - 200 acres. Entry No. 58 - 200 acres. "Being an improvement he bought of Jeremiah Minter on the North Prong of Lick Creek the Watters of Cape Fear." Entered 12 June 1778. Grant No. 56 - 200 acres. An improvement Abraham Wammock bought of Jerremiah Minter on the North Prong of Lick Creek, the waters of Cape Fear. Surveyed 12 June 1778. Chain carriers: James Wikar and William Johnston. Grant issued 1 July 1779. Recorded in Book 30, page 56.

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WOMACK LAND GRANTS IN NORTH CAROLINA (continued)

Chatham County, File No. 125 - John Wammock - 386 acres. Entry No. 86 - 400 acres. On south side of Cape Fear, including the plantation he lives on. Entered 20 Nov, 1778. Grant No. 124 - 386 acres. On south side of Cape Fear, crossing Fall Creek, adj. county line. Surveyed 1 Feb. 1779. Chain carriers: Henry Brazile and Byrd Brazile. Grant issued 20 Aug. 1779, Recorded in Book 30, page 124.

Chatham County, File No. 914 - John Wammack - 100 acres. Entry No. 14 - 100 acres. On Mountain Branch, adj. Henry Braswell. Entered 15 Feb. 1786. Grant No. 840 - 100 acres. On Mountain Branch, adj. Henry Braswell. Surveyed 22 Sept. 1786. Chain carriers: Nicholas Harden, James Wammock. Grant issued 7 Aug. 1787. Recorded in Book 64, page 179.

Chatham County, File No. 2074 - John Womack - 1 acres. Entry No. 606 - 1 acre. On south side of Cape Fear River. Entered 9 Aug. 1825. Grant No. 1684 - 1 acres. On south side of Cape Fear River, beginning at a willow oak at the upper end of an island in his own line. Surveyed 5 Oct. 1825. Chain carriers: Rorie Wommack and Jas. Wommack. Grant issued 21 Nov. 1825. Recorded in Book 136, page 199.

Chatham County, File No. 2303 - James Womack - 149 acres. Entry No. 1462 - 640 acres. On waters of Red Hill Fork, adj. heirs of South Bonds, Andrew Brown, Jones' heirs, Mrs. Sarah Thomas, heirs of Edward Walker & others. Entered 14 Jan. 1869. Grant No. 1914 - 149 acres. 149 & 3/4 acres, adj. Sally Thomas, A. Harington, Harris, Bond, Walker, Spivy, Kelly, Brown. On waters of Redhill Fork. Surveyed (no date given). Chain carriers (not given). Grant issued 30 Feb. 1872. Recorded in Book 166, page 190. (The papers in this file were mixed up with those from File No. 2238, below.)

Chatham County, File No, 2238 - James Womack - 223 acres. Entry No. 1198 - 640 acres. On waters of Lick Creek, adj. Joseph Parham, Andrew Brown and land of William Utley, deceased. Entered 15 May 1850. Grant No. 1850 - 223 acres. On the waters of Lick Creek, adj. Joseph Parham, Andrew Brown and the land of William Utley, deceased, adj. Richardson, Isak Buchanan, Hughes. Surveyed 10 June 1850. Chain carriers: Joseph Parham and Thomas Bobett. Grant issued 9 Jan. 1851. Recorded in Book 155, page 41.

Cumberland County, File No. 1838 - Benjamin Wamock - 100 acres. Entry No. 32 - 100 acres (for Benjamin Warmack). On Neels Creek at the bridge joining Wile, alias Rowland's line. Entered 2 Feb. 1778. Grant No. 24 - 100 acres. On Neil's Creek at the bridge joining Roland's lower line, and adj. Heart. Surveyed 10 Aug. 1778. Chain carriers: Richard Smith and John Richardson. Grant issued 10 Oct. 1783. Recorded in Book 52, page 148.

Cumberland County, File No. 1887 - Benjamin Wamock - 218 acres. Entry No. 81 - 218 acres. On both sides Neil's Creek, adj. Earl of Granville's line. Entered 7 July 1778. Grant No. 73 - 218 acres. On northeast of Cape Fear River on both sides of Neil's Creek, adj. Richard Blalock near the Old Bridge on sd. creek and near Wamack's corner, adj. Granville's line. Surveyed 10 Aug. 1778. Chain carriers: Richard Smith and John Richardson. Grant issued 13 Oct. 1783. Recorded in Book 52, page 171.

(continued in Volume I, Number 2)

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WOMACKS IN TENNESSEE CENSUS RECORDS

The 1790 and 1800 census schedules for the State of Tennessee are lost, as are those for 1810 with the exception of the 1810 census for Rutherford County, and part of the 1810 of Grainger County (supplemented by the 1810 tax list of Grainger County). Also, the 1820 census for the following Tennessee counties has been destroyed: Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hawkins, Hamilton, Jefferson, Knox, McMinn, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, Sevier, Sullivan and Washington. The 1820 census for the following Tennessee counties has been preserved: Bedford, Davidson, Dickson, Franklin, Giles, Hardin, Hickman, Humphreys, Lawrence, Lincoln, Maury, Montgomery, Overton, Perry, Robertson, Rutherford, Shelby, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Warren, Wayne, White, Williamson and Wilson. Womack families were living 1810 in Rutherford County, but none was in Grainger County in 1810. (The Warnicks are included, and may or may not prove to be members of our Womack family).

Womacks were found in nine of the twenty five county census schedules preserved in Tennessee, 1820 census, namely: Bedford, Davidson, Franklin, Lincoln, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Warren and Wilson.

1810 Census of Tennessee

NOTE: The groups of numbers following each name, below, indicate the number of white males and the number of white females in each household. The first group of five digits are males, the second group of five digits are the females. Slaves, if any, are indicated. The key is the same for each group of five digits. First digit is the "under 10" age group; second digit is the "10 to 16" age group; third digit is the "16 to 26" age group; fourth digit is the "26 to 45" age group; fifth digit is the "45 and over" age group. For example, the household of John Warnick, below, consisted of 1 male aged under 10, 1 male aged 26 to 45, 1 male aged 45 and over, 2 females aged under 10, 1 female aged 26 to 45, and 2 slaves.

Rutherford County: (From Martha Houston's copy) -

Copy, page 10

John Warnick

10011 20010 2

Copy, page 13

Robert Warnick

10011 31010

1820 Census of Tennessee

NOTE: The first group of digits, six of them, indicate the number of white males in each household. The second group of digits, five in number, indicate the white females in each household, The key for the females is same as for the 1810 census (see above), but the key for the males is as follows: first digit is the "under 10" age group; second digit is the "10 to 16" age group; third digit is the "16 to 18" age group; fourth digit is the "18 to 26" age group; fifth digit is the "26 to 45" age group; sixth digit is the "45 and over" age group. For example, the household of Hawkins Wammack, below, consisted of 1 male aged under 10, 2 males 16 to 18, 2 males aged 18 to 26, 1 female aged under 10, 1 female 16 to 26, and 1 female 45 and over.

1820 census data taken from Martha Houston's copy of the 1820 census of Tennessee.

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WOMACKS IN TENNESSEE CENSUS RECORDS (continued)

Bedford County:

Copy, page 29

Hawkins Wammack

102200 10101

Josiah Wammack

201101 10200

Copy, page 31

Alexander Wammack

110010 10111

David Wammack

210001 02112

Michael Wammack

100201 10111

William Wammack

210003 01201

Copy, page 32

Henry Wammack

221110 10210

Davidson County:

Copy, page 21

William Wamack

421201 00010

Matthew Wamack

220001 10010

Franklin County:

Copy, page 34

Isham Womack

100010 40010

Lincoln County:

Copy, page 25

Peter Wamack

000100 00000

Rutherford County:

Copy, page 22

Robert Warnick

000101 12001

John Warnick

010010 42010

Smith County:

Copy, page 44

Catherine Wommack

110000 01001

James Wommack

201301 21100 3 slaves

Stewart County:

Copy, page 21

Lucinda Womack

200000 20020

David Womack

200100 11101

Warren County:

Copy, page 11

Abner Wamack

210001 11101

Copy, page 12

James Womack

130110 42110

Copy, page 21

William Wammack

000100 00010

Thomas Wammack

100100 10100

(The original of Warren County was checked, and the four families listed above were found on pages 9 and 17.)

The 1830 census of Tennessee is complete for the entire state, and Womack's were found in the following counties: Bedford, Davidson, Franklin, Rhea, Smith, Tipton, Warren, White and Williamson. This 1830 census data will appear in a forthcoming issue of WOMACK GENEALOGY.

 

WOMACK PLACE NAMES IN THE UNITED STATES

Many a town in the United States was named for some family that figured prominently in its founding and development. Some of these towns became great American cities, some remained merely a cross-roads settlement, while others became extinct in a generation or two. At the present time there are at least two or three towns in the United States that have been named for some member of our Womack family. There is the town of Womack in Sainte Genevieve County, Missouri, about 70 miles south of St. Louis. The town of Womack Hill is in Choctaw County, Alabama, about 115 miles west southwest of Montgomery, and about 20 miles from the Mississippi State Line. Wamic, a town in Wasco County, Oregon, about 70 miles southeast of Portland, may be named for a branch of our Womack family, or Wamic may possibly be of Indian origin. (Does any reader know of any other Womack place-names?)

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WOMACK PAY VOUCHERS, REVOLUTIONARY WAR, NORTH CAROLINA

The Archives, in Raleigh, North Carolina, have on file several thousand pay vouchers for the Revolutionary War period. These vouchers fall into three main categories: one, those issued for service in the North Carolina Continental Line; two, those issued for militia duty; and three, those issued for the furnishing of supplies.

Eighteen of these pay vouchers were issued to persons named Womack (various spellings). Four for Abraham, two for Jacob, two for John, one for Johnson, one for Richard, two for Thomas and six for William (details below).

There were six judicial districts in North Carolina at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, namely: Wilmington, Salisbury, Hillsboro, Halifax, Edenton and New Bern. Wilmington District included the counties of Bladen, Brunswick, Cumberland, Duplin, New Hanover and Onslow. Salisbury District included Anson, Guilford, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Surry, Tryon and Washington District (the latter became Washington County, mostly in Tennessee). Hillsboro District included Chatham, Granville, Orange and Wake. Halifax District included Bute, Edgecombe, Halifax and Northampton. Edenton District included Bertie, Chowan, Currituck, Hertford, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans and Tyrrell. New Bern District included Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Dobbs, Hyde, Johnston and Pitt.

Womacks were found in two of the foregoing six districts, namely: Salisbury and Hillsboro, and also in Morgan District, which had been formed in 1782 when Salisbury District was divided. The following counties were taken to form Morgan District: Burke, Lincoln, Rutherford, Sullivan, Washington and Wilkes (Sullivan and Washington Counties were in what is now Tennessee). Morgan District was divided in 1784, with the counties of Burke, Lincoln, Rutherford and Wilkes remaining in Morgan District, and the counties of Davidson, Greene, Sullivan and Washington (all in Tenn.) being formed into Washington District.

The foregoing data will help to locate the places of residence for the Womacks named in the pay vouchers. Once in a while the county of residence was given.

1783 - Hillsboro Auditor's Office - Abraham Womack - 9 Pounds - for claim.

1784 - Morgan District - Abraham Womdck - 15 Pounds for a public claim. (Peter Forney mentioned; probably Lincoln County. WPJ)

1790 Hillsboro - Abram Womack - 12 Pounds - 5 Shillings - 4 Pence - 2/3 of the principal of the Certificates.

1790 - Hillsboro - Abram Womack - 6 Pounds - 2 Shillings - 8 Pence - 1/3 part of the amount of the principal of the Certificates.

1781 - Burke County - Jacob Womack - paid 261 Spanish milled dollars (to bear interest at 6%) - for 378 lbs. of fresh pork.

1782 - Salisbury - Ensign Jacob Womack - 15 Pounds - 4 Shillings - "for services done by him & company of foot Mil[itia of?] Burke Regmt."

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1782 - Hillsboro District - John Womack - 45 Pounds - 10 Shillings - for claim.

1783 - Hillsboro Auditor's Office - John Wommock - 3 Pounds - for claim.

1784 - Morgan District - Johnson Womack - 3 Pounds - for militia service.

1784 - Salisbury District - Richard Womack - 2 Pounds - 10 Shillings - for militia service.

1780 - Rowan County - Thomas Wamuck - paid 19 1/2 Spanish milled dollars for 26 bushels of corn (On 15 Dec. 1783 he assigned to Thomas [Owen?].)

1784 - Morgan District - Thomas Womack - 37 Pounds - 5 Shillings - for a public claim.

1781 - Salisbury District - William Womack - 190 Pounds - for public claim.

1782 - Hillsboro Auditor's Office - William Wamack 6 Pounds - 2 Shillings for claim.

1783 - Morgan District - William Wammock - 9 Pounds - 15 Shillings - for a public claim.

1783 - Hillsboro Auditor's Office - William Wommock - for claim - (Endorsed: Nat Jones, Wake Co., & Matthew McCullers & Nat Jones.).

1792 - William Womack - soldier in the Continental Line - 50 Pounds - 9 Shillings - 7 Pence - with interest from 1 Aug. 1783.

1792 - Hillsboro - William Womack - of the late Continental Line - 16 Pounds - 16 Shillings - 6 Pence - being 1/4th of his pay & interest to 1 Aug. 1783.

 

TENNESSEE WOMACKS IN WAR OF 1812

Copied by Mrs. Wolfe from the card index in the Tennessee State Library, Nashville, Tennessee. Check with the National Archives for further details.

David Womack was a private 11-13-1814 under Col. Cocke in Capt. Gray's Co. Infantry.

Josiah Womack enlisted 12-18-1813 under Col. I. (or J.) Barrett, Capt. Nathan Davis' Company. Infantry. He died 3-12-1814.

Mahal (Michael?) Womack, Mil. Infantry. Enlisted 11-13-1814 under Col. Metcalf. Capt. Patterson's Co.

William Womack. Private. Enlisted 1-28-1814 under Col. Copeland, in Capt. Biles' Co. Infantry.

William Womack. Private. Enlisted 11-13-1814 under Col. Metcalf in Capt. Patterson's Co. Mil. Infantry.

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Exchange Department

Conducted by Mildred Welch Wolfe

Introduction

The volume of mail about Womacks, which no one had time to answer, was one of the reasons we had to start this family magazine. This department of the magazine will be devoted to the effort to solve the problem of correspondence. We do not know the answers to all of the questions which we receive, but perhaps our readers will be able to answer many questions which we cannot. At any rate, all items about all Womacks are interesting to all of us. Therefore, in this section of our magazine we shall print the genealogical excerpts from our mail. These will include all questions, answers, and miscellaneous items which are not currently classified and which are too brief to merit a separate article.

In writing to us there are some things you should know. We want your letters no matter how they are written or what they contain, but for your own family's sake we should be able to read correctly your beautiful hand writing so there will be no mistakes in our transcriptions. All editors prefer typed material and we are no exceptions; but write, even if we have to use a mirror or stand on our heads in order to read it. Also, whether you type your letters or write them by hand, get some carbon paper if possible and send us some extra copies. We of the staff live hundreds of miles apart. We are all as poor as Job's turkey. We must work for a living and must work on WOMACK GENRALOGY after regular hours. Many times, letters of more than usual significance must be either copied and forwarded to another member of the staff or the letter itself must be forwarded and returned to the proper department. Extra copies of your letter will save us many hours, and we will appreciate them.(Be sure to keep 2nd carbon copy of your letter for your own files-Ed.)

We will print the name of the correspondent with each item but not the address. This will be filed separately. Thus, all correspondence between readers will have to be routed through this department so all of us nosy Womacks can read it. The address of your Exchange Editor is Mrs. Clifton Wolfe, Route 14, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Items will be printed in the order of the dates they are received. If any material received merits a full length article in another section of the magazine we will assume that we have your permission to use it in that way, editing and rearranging it as necessary to do so, but giving full credit to the contributor. We are a non-profit organization. Contributions of material will be donated without charge by staff members and readers as well.

If reference is not made in each item as to the source of your information, it will be labeled as tradition. Tradition is sometimes very valuable because often it leads to proof. Also, it is interesting. But when we have finished, if ever, with WOMACK GENEALOGY, we want it to compare favorably with the best documented genealogies, Therefore, remember to support each statement in your material with a reference to a genealogically acceptable source. You need not wonder what constitutes such a source. For fifteen cents you may obtain a pamphlet published by the D.A.R., 1776 D Street, Washington 6, D. C., entitled

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"How To Become a D. A. R." You may not want to be a member or cannot, but the pamphlet is a good basic guide to acceptable proof of your family genealogy whether or not you are descended from a soldier of the Revolution.

Item 1. Miss Jeane Wommack writes that Elijah John Wommack was her great-grandfather. Tradition holds that he was the son of William and Elizabeth (Sheppard) Wommack from South Carolina. Elijah John was the oldest of eleven children. At one time, after 1800, this family lived at Schley, Georgia. Verification and further information requested.

Item 2. Mrs. John H. Reuther seeks parentage of Michael Womack, b. 1794, Va. (census record), moved with parents to Bedford Co., Tenn., where he enlisted in the War of 1812; m. Sarah ("Sally") Jones, eldest daughter of Charles and Rebecca (Norman) Jones of South Carolina. Children's names: Charles W., Mariah, Nancy, David Dickens, Katie, Wade, Fannie, Tacy and John; married into families of Hale, Floyd, Chessir, Lokey, Reese and McFarland. Michael and sister Betty inherited land in Bedford Co., Tenn., from Michael Prewitt. [Michael Womack is listed in the Tennessee Index, War of 1812, Tennessee Archives, as having served in the Mil. Infantry. He enlisted 11-13-1814 under Col. Metcalf in Capt. Patterson's Company. By giving these details, Mrs. Reuther may be able to learn more from National Archives, Washington 25, D. C. Let us know the findings. MMW]

Item 3. Mr. Russell L. Clarke wants the ancestry of Abner B. Womack who died in El Dorado Springs, Missouri, about 1883. Abner and his wife, Polly, had two daughters, Martha (Mista?) Lovins and Margaret who m. a Hillsbeck. [Mrs. Velda Teague Flinn is a great-great-granddaughter of this Abner Womack, and she states that Abner had the following brothers and sisters: Jesse, Nathan, Berry, Senie, Lucy and Drucilla. Mrs. Flinn states that Abner was born 20 May 1812 and died 2 March 1875. Try 1850 census of Shelby Co., Illinois, where Abner's granddaughter, Mary Drusilla Lovins was born in 1851. WPJ] [The 1880 census, and probably earlier ones, of the county in which Abner B. Womack died would doubtless furnish much information. They would show, among other things, the place of Abner's birth and the 1880 would show the birthplace of his father and mother. (Since Abner died 1875 rather than c1883, the 1880 census would not help with him. WPJ) These facts would help to locate and identify his parents. Most large libraries have microfilm copies of important censuses, particularly of the states in which they are located. At any rate, your librarian will be able to advise you as to the most economical way to obtain a certain item or microfilm copy. It costs nothing to write to the National Archives for a report on a single family; but if you must pay a reader it would be cheaper in the long run to buy the microfilm copy of the county and for the year in which you are interested. For example, from five to ten dollars would buy the microfilm of the whole 1880 census for that county in Missouri where Abner B. Womack was a resident when he died. Then you could find out not only much about Abner but about his relatives and neighbors, as well. Only be sure you know the name of the county. (El Dorado Springs was in Cedar County, Missouri. WPJ) Do you have a microfilm reading machine in Ukiah? Or nearby? The films cannot be read with the naked eye. Let us know all about it. Also, we hope other readers will know something helpful. MMW]

Item 4. Our Editor, Oscar B. Womack, wants the addresses of the children of his uncle, Abner M. Womack, who went to Texas about fifty years ago. Their names were: Lawson Hill Northcutt, Waymon, John, Cordie (a teacher, not married),

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Addie, Mary (m. a Darby?, lived in Waco). Waymon had a dry cleaning plant in Waco.

Item 5. Your Exchange Editor is descended from Thomas Womack, 1820-30-40 censuses of Warren Co., Tennessee, and the 1850 census, etc., of Cannon Co., Tenn., where he died. 1850 census shows Thomas b. c1794 in N. C.; wife, Elizabeth, b. c1800, N. C. Who were their parents? Thomas had twelve children, according to affidavits, and above censuses, their names were: Nancy (my great-grandmother, m. Abraham Ford-Bible record), Nathan, Anderson, Temperance, Martha, James Jasper and John Newton [twins], Robert, Frances (m. John Welch of Putnam Co., Tenn.), Willis, Drury and Amos. Most of these children appear in 1850 census of Cannon Co., Tenn. Abraham Ford and wife, Nancy (Womack) Ford, 1840 of Warren Co., and 1850 of Bledsoe Co., Tenn., thence to Putnam Co., Tenn. Their daughter, Julia Ann, m. John W. Welch, nephew of John Welch who m. Frances Womack, sister of Julia's mother, Nancy. John W. Welch and Julia Ann (Ford) Welch were my grandwparents. Grandmother remembered her Womack relatives in Warren and Cannon Counties but could not remember the name of her great-grandfather Womack, father of Thomas of Cannon Co., Tennessee.

Item 6. Mrs. Arthur Bowman says that her ancestor, Thomas Crawford McBride, M. c1800 to Eliza Womack. They named their oldest son Jacob probably for her father, since the second son was named James for Thomas' father. The third son was named Thomas, after his father, According to Mrs. Bowman, this family came from Guilford Co., N. C., to Williamson Co., Tenn. Both Thomas McBride and his father, James, had grants of land in White Co., Tenn. James sold his to Donelson. Thomas lived on his grant. He may have married a second time, since his daughter, Margaret, b. 1809, refers to her mother as Nancy. Mrs. Bowman states that she has records, also, of Jacob Womack, distinguished citizen of early East Tenn. [Mrs. Bowman, would you outline the material about Jacob Womack and forward the same to our genealogist, Mr. William Perry Johnson? We think he has done some special work on this man. An outline would be enough to show him which of your combined records are duplicates. Bibliography and references would be helpful. MWW]

Item 7. Can any reader give us evidence of the names of the children of Anderson Womack, resident of Rutherford Co., N. C., 1800 census? It is said he was still living there in 1820 census, but we have no evidence of this at hand. Also, whom did Anderson marry? Anything about this family will fill quite a gap in our records.

Item 8. Mrs. Katie Cochran writes that her mother was Juliet Elnora Hart Womack, daughter of Drury L. Womack, a Methodist Minister, who went to Texas from near Nashville, Tennessee, "a long time ago." Juliet Womack had sisters Frankie Cicley and Louisa Ann; brothers, Tom, John, Joe and Will. [See Item 5 of this section. Drury Womack, son of Thomas of Cannon Co., Tennessee, was 12 years old in 1850 census. Could this be Mrs. Cochran's grandfather? Nothing is known of the descendants of Thomas' son Drury. Please write again. MWW]

Item 9. Wanted--Any information regarding the Thomas Womack who married Louisa Rice some time before their residence in Rutherford Co., N, C., which began before 1790 when many of their children were already grown.

Item 10. Wanted--The maiden name of Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Womack, b. c1794 in N. C., whose family appears in 1850 census of Cannon Co., Tennessee.

(Continued in Volume I, Number 2)

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